At the start of every club session, our volunteers sit down with the older kids to help them with their homework.
Large class sizes, a lack of resources and difficult family lives mean that it is easy for the kids to fall behind at school; we hope, by regularly spending a little time with them on their school work, that we can help to remind them of the importance of their education and, through taking an interest in their progress, to encourage them to keep trying.
Not to mention that however much they protest, and however slowly the books and pencils are drawn out of their bags, I think they all secretly enjoy having a bit of one on one attention!
One of our kids enjoying being better at maths than our volunteers... yes we remember doing long division, we just don't remember how! Back to school for us before the next session!
Ah yes... the answer is 4. Or is that some sort of hand gesture that I'm not cool enough to recognise...?
Yes, always good to keep the hood up - it helps warm the brain.